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Nationwide Arena

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Address: 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215-2561
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+1 614-246-2000
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

The new home of the Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey team.

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Great venue

Went for a concert. Great sound and good beer selection. Venue is huge and well done. Would definitely visit again.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dunedin, Florida
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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have a 7 year old on the Autism Spectrum, and it can be difficult to find things that he will enjoy and keep his attention. When I saw that they were hosting Disney on Ice here, I knew it would be a win. He LOVES all things Disney. So my sister and I took him, and I was right,... More 

Thank toddjm02
Dunedin, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a concert. Great sound and good beer selection. Venue is huge and well done. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Teakwo23
Brockville, Canada
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Invited to a Blue Jackets game at Nationwide Arena. Saw them play/defeat Phoenix Coyotes in grand fashion thru the 3rd period. Canon to report goals is really LOUD. Great seats supported by quite good locally produced beer and excellent sausages. Arena is easy to get around, access to seats, food, bevvys and washrooms all NP. Parking is an issue like... More 

Thank CGSTraveller
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92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great area for this arena. Lots of surrounding shops and restaurants. The arena itself is setup very nicely and the atmosphere inside is great. Typical arena food prices.

Thank Kevin G
Columbus, Ohio
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113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I am not a small person at 6"1" 230 lbs but I am not the biggest person either. I am totally uncomfortable in the seats at Nationwide Arena. I was so uncomfortable I ended up just walking around trying to catch the hockey game. I would spend more time here if I could actually sit comfortably. Didn't really experience much... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Went to the game this past Thur. Tickets in the lower bowl for $53. Great seats, superb atmosphere. This is big time hockey in a small town environment, friendly, cordial, a great family outing. The Bluejackets and Nationwide Arena is one of the best kept secrets in the NHL. We'll be back many times.

Thank SgtBruski
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283 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Wow great stadium. Great fun. Friendly staff and very helpful. Good view. Family tickets so they included a drink, hot dog and popcorn. Great value. Unfortunately we lost the game but we had a great atmosphere and the team tried really hard. Will definitely go again. Looking forward to the play offs but we live out of town and probably... More 

Thank triotrois
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We LOVE heading to Nationwide for Blue Jackets games. Safe environment, great beer and food selections, friendly staff. Visual displays on jumbotron are entertaining...as much as I love watching Indians games at Progressive Field, I prefer Nationwide's experience.

Thank RRivermom2
Dublin, Ohio
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Home of the Columbus Blue Jackets.Wonderful building, easy to access.The area is a great boost to Columbus Arena district.

Thank Arden S
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great place to observe our Blue Jackets who have done very well all year...so many places to eat and shop. Our baseball stadium is right across the street, so a lot to do in one area for all.

Thank karenpN4755SD

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